Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Motorola Moto G5, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Motorola Moto G5  Xiaomi Redmi 4 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
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Excellence Score
18.6
20.8
Value for Money Score
59.2
64.1
Price ₹ 8,499 onwards ₹ 9,250 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2017 May, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes
Display Features IPS LCD IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading Mode, Night Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #76 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 435Ranked #75 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 505 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Drag to Focus & Exposure, Quick Capture, Tap to Capture, Best Shot, Professional mode, Burst mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Video Stabilization, Slow-motion Video 5P Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Display Flash, Wide-angle Lens, Professional mode, Beautification mode Beautify, F/2.2 Aperture, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 9.5 mm 8.65 mm
Weight 145 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 432 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality and design - significantly improved over the Moto G4
  • Ergonomic, compact, extremely comfortable to hold - great for single handed operation - which is somewhat of a rarity these days
  • Decent display - it's not the most vibrant, but color accuracy is good, and sunlight legibility is decent too
  • Simple, stock-like Android interface, with integrated Google Assistant, along with the regular Moto add-ons like gestures, and the "Always On" display
  • Decent everyday performance - it's mostly a smooth run, with no hiccups - also handles games well
  • Decent battery life - should last you the day with moderate use - though it's not as good as many of its top competitors
  • The fingerprint sensor also incorporates "one-button navigation" allowing you to replace the on-screen navigation buttons with gestures on the fingerprint sensor, thus giving you more display real estate
  • Top-notch build quality
  • The polished all-metal back of the Redmi 4 makes this phone look more premium than its predecessor (and actually more similar to the more expensive Redmi Note 4)
  • Compact, and quite usable with just one hand - fits well in the hand
  • Fingerprint sensor works well, and is conveniently located
  • Nice 5-inch HD (720x1280) IPS display with 2.5D curved-edge glass - bright, sharp, and with decent viewing angles
  • Xiaomi's MIUI skin is one of the more refined Android UIs - it is clean, polished, and has a bunch of added functionality - Dual Apps, Quick Ball, One-handed mode, Child Mode, Second Space
  • Decent overall performance - on par with those of other phones powered by the Snapdragon 430 series processor
  • Good video playback performance
  • Nice attention to detail overall - such as a protective ring around the camera lens
  • Decent rear camera - a definite improvement over the Redmi 3S - is quick at focusing, and images are fairly detailed and sharp
  • Video recording at 720p and 1080p is decent too
  • Decent front camera - pictures taken in good light have a good amount of detail and decent colour tone
  • Decent call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent battery life - with moderate use, lasts up to 2 days - there are also power saving modes to help squeeze more life out of each charge
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Tends to heat up a bit when pushed in terms of performance
  • Average camera - in well lit conditions, the camera can do a decent job, but reduce the light, and you start losing details fast
  • Lacklustre speaker - lacks bass and volume
  • 16GB storage will get limiting if you like downloading a lot of apps
  • Camera performance is improved, but ordinary low-light shots and slow processing in HDR mode still leave something to be desired
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